It seems that in the run-up to the next election, we have one more shot at sweeping some of the more egregious villains from our Parliament, as a slew of new expense information has been released. It will probably be a hard slog for any one person to analyse the shameful secrets of 646 potential criminals and so I’d like to offer all of our readers the chance to have their say and have a root around in their own MP’s expenses for any signs of misbehaviour.
If your eagle eye spots anything untoward (i.e., something you think is unacceptable or that no reasonable employer might allow — no matter how large or small the amount) then let me know at thaddeus.j.wilson @ googlemail.com. You can write it up fully if you feel that way inclined (and vent your spleen too!) or just identify the naughty MP, the nature of the claim and the document in which it can be found.
Also please let me know under what name you want the report to be listed or if you want to report anonymously – if you don’t specify this, I will be using the name implied by the email address.
That gentlemanly newshound, Paul Waugh has already identified the following:
- Tory-turned-Labour quisling Quentin Davies has asked for £20,000 for his bell tower
- Dr JG Brown has spent rather a lot of time chatting to someone in Canterbury
- Crispin Blunt had his waterwheel repaired
- Gerald Howarth threw a hissy fit because they wouldn’t pay for his Sky
I’m sure there will be a ready supply of annoyance for the finding …